Brave New World Society's Moral Decline

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I strongly believe Aldous Huxley wrote the Brave New World to enforce the this ideology of the future society out of fear of society's lack of morals and corrupt behaviour during the 1920s.Huxley believed that the future was doomed to a non-individualistic, conformist society, a society void of the family unit, religion and human emotions. Throughout the novel, Huxley speculates many events for the future, most of which concentrate on a morallyand ethically corrupt society. The most signifiacant of these specualtions include: extreme sexual freedom, over-population, brain-washing/sleep-teaching, and the use of mind altering drugs. Aldous Huxley's Brave New World warns of a possible future dystopia, based on radical social changes and... View More »

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Today, the world is facing over-population head on, with mixed results. Abortions are not readily accepted by most, and birth control in third world countries is virtually impossible. Huxley realizes the problem with mass birth control, and solves it by making seventy percent of the female population sterile, while only thirty percent of the women remain fertile. By leaving thirty percent of the women fertile, Huxley is able to show that even though birth control on a large scale is difficult, it is possible to achieve. Through the religious use of contraceptives, pregnancies rarely occur, however, when a pregnancy does occur it results in an immediate abortion. Huxley's fear of over-population and the control of so many people is an obvious concern which comes to light in Brave New World. Brain-washing is suggested by Aldous Huxley in the form of manipulating individuals, rather than the masses. While brain-washing and sleep-teaching are different (the former being done while the subject is awake, and the latter being done while the subject is asleep), both methods employed by Huxley, act upon the subconscious to obtain the same final results. Prior to Brave New World, Huxley researched the Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov and his experiments on dogs. The Pavlovian dog was subjected to highly stressful conditions, this was done to teach the dog how to react to certain stimuli. The end results of these tests were dogs who had been broken, became mentally insane. Prime human examples are the veterans of the world wars, where victims became incapacitated from intense stress ...

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